Tuesday, April 7, 2009

We want homes, not nursing homes

Tom Harkin D-Iowa, has introduced a bill in the senate Congressman Danny Davis D-Il has introduced in the house, a bill that is written to offer more choice and independence for people with disabilities. The Community Choice Act allows people with disabilities who need an institutional level of care the choice of receiving that care in their own communities, in their own homes, rather than in an institution.

We want real homes, not nursing homes,” said Harkin, one of the authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Our current system effectively forces people into institutions and requires them to impoverish themselves in order to become eligible for the assistance they need.

H/T specialneedsanswers.com

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